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at an incredible rate of two to three inches an hour in some spots. >> up to 12 inches in new york city to an incredible 3 feet in parts of connecticut. boston got smacked with two feet, leaving people there with a new big dig to deal with. ron who used to live in boston will remember the big dig. it was the largest public works project in the history of mankind. we have a new project for boston now. >> an extreme weather team is where the snow is this morning. fanned out across the storm zone. with the latest on what's to come, how to handle it when you get back on the roads, as well. >> our coverage of the blizzard of 2013, sam champion and ginger zee. let's go first to sam, our weather editor in new york's columbus circle this morning. sam, good morning. >> good morning, dan and bianna. we're on a side street here. this is andrew. we've been helping him dig out from the snowfall totals. this is his car. we're going to get it out for him this morning. we have the eight inches of snow. andrew, i'll step on the other side of this. and you keep going. we got about that eight inches of sn
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
to be in the city versus traditionally in silicon valley. >> cal train says it's seen a steady increase in ridership. there are now more riders in its history and realtors say they see a trend, tech workers choose choosing san francisco. over the selling point. >> noe valley because it's towards southern part of the city and easier commute to get on to the freeways but you can see buttses on union street waiting to pick people up. >> the transportation commission here says we're never going to defeat congestion but we can manage witness good planning and right projects well. don't have, perhaps ideal deal but a reasonable speed on the roads. police ride id fid and released photos of a 13-year-old found murdered in fairfield. january yell conway allen found friday morning. they released this surveillance photo from when she was last seen thursday afternoon. investigators from fairfield çc.pkq been working on the case nonstop since conway-allen's body was found. they're asking anyone who may have seen this girl just before she disappeared to please, call fairfield police. >> a pittsburgh man is under
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities, saying the practice leads to racial profiling do they they have decided to keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont residents may see or hear helicopters around auto mall park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it will be held at unitech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. the simulation involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dreamliner is put to >> home run king barry bonds returns to fed
is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is actually the tenth super bowl they will be hosting. looking forward to hearing from josh. >> it is. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. well, the photo has generated lots of buzz. some people even claiming it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old girl went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. and one of america's best known snipers murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun co
of marijuana. investigators released this photo of a pickup truck. >> in red woothd city police identified a new suspect in a recent home invasion robbery, one of three people expected of ransacking a home of a 79-year-old woman. the other suspect arrested running from the scene, trujillo and a girl may be driving a black volkswagon jetta. >> some simple technology helped police id a man, turns out he was caught ripping off a ups package from the door steps of an alameda home. we're live withc0d more for us now. nick? cool view. >> have you very much this, is to give you an idea of what police used as a crime fighting tool that thief was caught taking a package because the homeowner had a camera and police say that these have helped them fight crime. most online shoppers have backages delivered home. damon is one of them. >> there is larger package and a smaller on top. >> but he can't always be home, thieves know it. take a look. police use this video to identify the man they say stole a package from his home in the middle of the day. >> before he came home, he took the package. >> the ma
's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it needs to defend the freedom of the college of cardinals to elect the next pope. the official communique from the holy see made the vatican press corps sound like people trying to rig a papal election. through the centuries, officials s say that the cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified internal investigation that the pope received in december. the italian reports without atr atribution, they say the real reason that benedict resigned was because the three investigating cardinals uncovered far more salacious comments. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. today in los angeles, cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about allegations that he a
at mission statement as they were going on. they were joined by sheriff deputies. they made 25 city wide for public drunkenness. there was also an incident of someone starting a fire at 16th and mission streets. officers quickly detained that person. and then police say there were situations of people throwing bottles at officers. sfpd quickly put a stop to that. >> we worked with the other city agent agencies and we are glad we were able to put our plan into place and make sure public safety is number one. unfortunately we did lose tonight and we want our fans to know that we are world class people with world class fans, and we want to show the world that we care about our city. >> the preliminary number is 25 arrests. they should be able to released the final numbers tomorrow or the day after. live in san francisco, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian so much. and sky 7hd has been checking out the scenes across san francisco tonight. right now looking above the mission. >> we have been flying all over the city since the game ended just making sure we had our eye on any trouble
indicating the cause of death. they say the girl lived in sasoon city, but attended school in fairfield. >> they indicated that she had last been seen in the morning getting on a bus to go to school.she would r normally she would return about 4:20 and she didn't. that's when they became concerned. >> early on police got a tip from this man who says he saw something strange as he drove by the park around 5:00 a.m. >> and i see a car parked on the parking lot facing in our direction here. and there was a large man standing in front of it. he was just standing there. it just looked odd to me. >> police say there were also two cameras, surveillance cameras on both ends of the park. what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting live in fairfield, alan wang, abc7 news. >> alan, thank you. >>> twitter has been hacked. the san francisco company said 250,000 customers had e-mail addresses and pass words stolen. twitter canceled the pass words and is advising users on how to create new ones on its website. bank of america's on-line telephone and mobile banking services crashed big
leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how h
york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> some of the best wine in the world is made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
. >> since we have kids of our own, just to think about what this poor girl might have gone through. >> city police say the girl in her early teens was reported missing yesterday evening around 5:30. around twelve hours later her naked body was discovered at allen whit park. that's in fairfield. police aren't sure how she died because there are no wounds. she lived there but attended school in fairfield. the girl's guardian reported her missing. >> she'd last seen in the morning getting on the bus to go to school. normally she was returned about 5:30 but she didn't so that's when they worried. >> this man said he saw something strange when he drove around the park around 5:00 a.m. >> i seen a car parked in the parking lot facing our direction and there was a large man standing in front of it just standing there. and it just looked odd to me. >> police say there are two surveillance cameras on both ends of this park and what those cameras captured could solve this case. reporting in allen whit park in fairfield, i'm allen wong, abc7 news. >>> 49er fans are preparing for tomorrow's super bowl
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
, they are having a tough time competing with cash. he has lived in this foster city townhome for two years and is ready to buy a home in the south bea. he has been house hunting for seven or eight months and has taken the right steps. >> pre qualified. >> and he has his 20% down payment. the four or five offers have been rejected, and it turns out cash is key. >> the selling agent actually told us that we had the higher overall offer, but they took the cash offer because it was a quick close. >> it is a new phenomenon we are facing. >> he is president of the santa clara association of real fors and says there has been an increase of cash buyers in the bay area over the last several months. >> and it is not just first time buyers in the $400,000 range. it affects the 1 million and $2 million range. >> sellers like cash because there is less risk it will fall through. >> when you have 20 buyers that submit offers they will go with the least resistance. and usually least resistance is cash. >> it used to be downsizing empty nestors who paid cash, but now they are finding other ways to come up
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
for the ages is slamming the northeast. take a look. this is a live picture from new york city where you can see the snow piling up. it is all part of a massive storm pummeling the northeast including high winds and threats of flooding. the national weather service says up to three feet of snow could fall on new england before the end of the weekend 5,000 homes and businesses are without power with massachusetts and rhode island the hardest hit. a coastal flood warning is in affect from new york to main and governors in five states have already declared a state of emergency. >> this will allow us to implement emergency measures to ensure the safety of our residents and take appropriate steps to mobilize state assets. there are a thousand national guard members on duty now. we expect to build that up to nearly 5,000 over the course of the weekend. >> massachusetts took the rare step of banning most car travel on state roads. connecticut has closed state highways to all but emergency vehicles. and the northeast storm has forced more than 4700 flight cancellations and 83 of those were in and ou
gold run and truckee. >> want to take a 1(v at what happened in kansas city, missouri. there is a downtown inferno. this is cause bid a car hit a gas main in an upscale shopping district?ja. the fire continues to rage police say serious injuries have been reported at this time, still not clear how many people have been hurt for if anyone died but there are dozens of firefighters and other crews that have responded to this. the building established in 1922 including shops restaurants apartments and offices we'll continue to bring updates throughout the newscast as well as nbc 7 news at 6:00. >> dan ashley is in washington, d.c. now for a very special assignment. he's the only reporter who will interview president obama tomorrow. dan joins us live with a look at what the president is dealing with today, dan? >> good evening, from washington a very busy day. if republicans and democrats cannot come up with an agreement in just 10 days, $85 billion in cuts will kick n the president invited state and local workers to join him he warned that these are real people whose jobs
of control. if you have one of these you have to see the story. what one big city is doing to catch the thieves. >> and then later on "jimmy kimmle live." >> andy sandburg and kelly rippa and the results of our valentine's day youtube challenge, a visit to the barber shop and i do battle with a two-year-old in basketball. i might be more competitive than i should be. >> stay with us. we will be >>> the fda has a new drug to fight breast cancer and the company that developed it says the drug is at the forefront of a new direction and treatment. doctors say the drug is like a smart bomb attacking only malignant cells and minute -- minimizing hair loss and sickness. the drug was developed by genentec and while the drug is specific to a certain type of breast cancer, similar treatments for other types of cancer are on the way. >>> the popularity of apple iphones and ipads is not limited to the people who buy them. they are big with thieves as well. and that's why the new york city police department is creating a special unit to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly
near grande circle. it is a few miles from her home in sasoon city and four miles from the alan wit park where her naked body was discovered around sunrise on friday morning. her cousin has been here every day since making sure the candles stay lit while planning for a vigil on friday. >> it is an open community thing. we would like people to come and show support and would love the community to get together to prevent things like this from happening in the future to spread awareness. >> fairfield police released the identity of janelle conway alan, but did not reveal how she died. the 13-year-old was a foster child who attended green valley middle school in fairfield. counselors were working with students there. >> really depressing for everybody. everybody has been quiet and crying a lot. >> every kid in the school they cry and they missing her, the friends. >> the girl was last seen near railroad avenue in the city of sasoon late thursday afternoon. they hope these photos jog someone's memory and provide answers. >> i don't know. why would they kill her? >> police are planning a
was captured by this surveillance camera near grande circle. it is a few miles from her home in sasoon city and four miles from the alan wit park where her naked body was discovered around sunrise o mor. friday morning. her cousin has been here every day since making sure the candles stay lit while planning for a vigil on friday. >> it is an open community thing. we would like people to come and show support and would love the community to get together to prevent things like this from happening in the future to spread awareness. >> fairfield police released the identity of janelle conway alan, but did not reveal how she died. the 13-year-old was a foster child who attended green valley middle school in fairfield. counselors were working with students there. >> really depressing for everybody. everybody has been quiet and crying a lot. they and they missing her, the friends. >> the girl was last seen near railroad avenue in the city of sasoon late thursday afternoon. they hope these photos jog someone's memory and provide answers. >> i don't know. why would they kill her? >> police are plann
: city indoor pool the plunge has been at the entrance of the tunnel since 19 26. >> coming into town to this i have to take a detour but it's not serious. >>reporter: but getting to the other side could affect the pool upcoming open water swim to benefit youth swiming in richmond. >> it would be possible if the tunnel wasn't open by then it could make it more difficult. we may not see as many swimmers as we would hope. >>reporter: real inconvenience could be the cost to taxpayers. 750,000 dollar cosmetic job likely reach into the millions and it could climb even higher if they find more of those dangerous pockets above the tunnel. >> i wouldn't be surprised. i wouldn't be surprise have had there were more voids. >>reporter: the next step is to use a rid arrest device to look through the tunnel walls and see if this project is requesting to cost the city more time and more money. reporting live in richmond, abc 7 news. >> thanks very muchal help. >> take you live to bricking news happening right now on interstate 80. this is our camera in emeryville. see the flashing lights of p
thick of concrete. that's not reinforced. >>reporter: city indoor pool the plunge has been at the entrance of the tunnel since 19 26. >> coming into town to this i have to take a detour but it's not serious. >>reporter: but getting to the other side could affect the pool upcoming open water swim to benefit youth swiming in richmond. >> it would be possible if the tunnel wasn't open by then it could make it more difficult. we may not see as many swimmers as we would hope. >>reporter: real inconvenience could be the cost to taxpayers . 750,000 dollar cosmetic job likely reach into the millions and it could climb even higher if they find more of those dangerous pockets above the tunnel. >> i wouldn't be surprised. i wouldn't be surprise have had there were more voids. >>reporter: the next step is to use a rid arrest device to look through the tunnel walls and see if this project is requesting to cost the city more time and more money. reporting live in richmond, abc 7 news. >> thanks very muchal help. >> take you live to bricking news happening right now on interstate 80.
of potential celebrations, city leaders just want everyone to do it responsibly. >> niner fans, too. we don't want to arrest anybody. we want everybody to have a blast, celebrate the six. you know, just show the country that nobody has got it better than us. >> we do in new york. >> also to help people all 49'ers fans safe, they are holding dui check points across the area today. not just in the city. triple a said alcohol-related car crashes increase, get this, 57% in california on super^bowl sunday alone. as you have seen on commercial breaks on. average bc7 news we have a public service announce went with the mayor, police chief and fire chief just urging everyone to celebrate responsibly. no one wants a party to end. we just want it to be a nice, safe, fun time. we want everyone to be out and healthy for a potential parade, don't we? reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> and kira, chief suhr said that he will be out there after halftime with fire chief joanne hayes-white just to make sure everything is going well. >> yeah because as they said, they are 49er fans t
up in the dakotas, parts of minnesota, through kansas city, 52. indianapolis is 31 and kind of a cute look at the presidents day forecast across the nation. that's the big picture. let's get a check closer to home. >> this weather report has been brought to you by citibank. bianna? >> thank you, ginger. go nowhere. go nowhere because she's going to go flying after a quick break. coming up on "gma," ginger at it again. what has our resident daredevil gotten into now. >> one of the latest viral video of puppies dancing. the shake. ♪ ] mywere going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. [ all kids ] twooooo! [ moderator ] you sure? i am absolutely positive! [ little boy ] two t
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
in this foster city townhome for two years and is ready to buy a home in the south bea. he has been house hunting for seven or eight months and has taken the right steps. >> pre qualified. >> and he has his 20% down payment. the four or five offers have been rejected, and it turns out cash is key. >> the selling agent actually told us that we had the higher overall offer, but they took the cash offer because it was a quick close. >> it is a new phenomenon we are facing. >> he is president of the santa clara association of real fors and says there has been an increase of cash buyers in the bay area over the last several months. >> and it is not just first time buyers in the $400,000 range. it affects the 1 million and $2 million range. >> sellers like cash because there is less risk it will fall through. >> when you have 20 buyers that submit offers they will go with the least resistance. and usually least resistance is cash. >> it used to be downsizing empty nestors who paid cash, but now they are finding other ways to come up with the money. >> sometimes they get money from relatives and they ma
picture from new york city where you can see the snow piling up. it is all part of a massive storm pummeling the northeast including high winds and threats of flooding. the national weather service says up to three feet of snow could fall on new england before the end of the weekend 5,000 homes and businesses are without power with massachusetts and rhode island the hardest hit. a coastal flood warning is in affect from new york to main and governors in five states have already declared a state of emergency. >> this will allow us to implement emergency measures to ensure the safety of our residents and take appropriate steps to mobilize state assets. there are a thousand national guard members on duty now. we expect to build that up to nearly 5,000 over the course of the weekend. >> massachusetts took the rare step of banning most car travel on state roads. connecticut has closed state highways to all but emergency vehicles. and the northeast storm has forced more than 4700 flight cancellations and 83 of those were in and out of sfo today. all major airports in new york and boston
are available through city box office for $30 for nonmembers. his speech begins at 12:30 this afternoon in the war memorial building on vanice avenue. >> 6:17 on this oscars sunday. lisa argen keeping an eye on the weather. >> it's really, really pleasant out there downtown but if you are in the north and east bay valleys you are like what am i talking about because temperatures are cooler there with a windchill factors. a lot of elements go into play today. we are looking at live doppler hd right now. yesterday it was pretty active in the south bay. sun sets at 5:59. we are going to see not only more sun, but a warmer afternoon today. so if you like that, then you will like today. in fact, look at this, the wind out there from our roof camera. and this is really aiding in our mild conditions here. how about 52 degrees in san francisco? but in san jose it dropped another degree of 3939. petaluma 39 and mid-4s with less cloud cover this morning. santa cruz and livermore still nice and mild at 47. the day bridge this morning looking beautiful with temperatures in parts of our north bay dr
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on february 28th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. this is a former monastery inside vatican city. for months, construction crews have been rehabbing this building. during that entire time, only a few top vatican officials actually knew this would ultimately become the pope's retirement home. george, back to you. >> almost everyone in the dark. >>> okay, let's get more on this now from vatican media adviser greg burke, who is in rome this morning. thanks for joining us, greg. let's begin with more on the pope's health. we learned about the operation on his pacemaker a few months back. the resignation has been in the works for some time. what else can you tell us about the pope's health right now? >> the pope's health right now is what you see. and we'll see him again tomorrow. an 85-year-old who is almost 86, who is starting to slow. essentially, he does have that heart condition. and that wasn't the reason, obviously, for the resignation, however. people have pacemaker batteries replaced all the time. that does happen. but essentially, it's of age. his mind is obviously clear. we saw him tal
's the cold temperatures. look how cold it is for a lot of these cities that you were just talking about more than 350,000 still without power. and the numbers not pretty as we go into day two of digging out. at its peak it was a turbulent temper, demolishing seawalls in new hampshire sending the ocean into massachusetts's homes and forcing people and their belongings out. the nor'easter that immobilized more than 40 million americans this weekend is now off to sea. but its icy residue is feet deep. everywhere, encasing cars and responsible for taking at least nine lives. two to carbon monoxide poisoning including a 12-year-old boy. >> i'm asonning the son got cold so the father told him to sit in the father and the father started screaming he's not breathing. >> the exhaust pipe backed up with snow. obviously melt add way the snow but that's not always the case while the hidden dangers post-blizzard is starting a car and having carbon monoxide build up. more than 2,000 national guard troops in four states will be making their rounds to help today. all-time record snowfall for portland, maine
for contributions to the country. >> city of oakland unveiled the first locally issued id card and teamed up with sf global. community leaders say they will help people including many undocumented immigrants. >> they're vulnerable because he couldn't open bank accounts so there was a target of crime die have the mexican consulate card but some business owners and some night life facilities are weird aboutmdogh5ñ >> cards allow them to avoid fees charged by check cashing service autos today i had a chance to sit down with rob riener. the man behind "the princess bride". we talked about his role as both a film make skbrer a political activist. including a fight against prop 8. >> one of the reasons we took on prop 8 aside from openus reasons of marriage equality and we should be treated equal under the law and its a bad bad initiative and you know, courts have overturned it. we hope the supreme court will uphold those rulings but it's partly an education process being able to teach, being able to show people that everybody is equal. >> riener is working on a documentary about prop 8. >> fascinating.
-old was in imminent danger. abc's gio benitez has the latest from midland city, alabama. gio, good morning. >> reporter: amy, good morning. so often, we're telling stories with truly tragic endings. but this day is different. this story is about a little boy's rescue. overnight, 5-year-old ethan, seen here in a photo obtained exclusively by abc news, was evaluated at a nearby hospital. he arrived sitting up on a stretcher. and this morning, his family tells abc news, he is in good spirits and appears unharmed. even playing with his toy dinosaur. >> ethan, he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground bunker, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a mat
covering of snow. for that outer banks area. and all the way up, kind of skipped the new york city area but really pounded from boston to hyannisport pretty heavily. a good hit of snow. this storm, in some way was almost as powerful as the blizzardmaker. boston comes in with five inches of snow. up to 10 inches of snow in some locations there. the cold air dragging in behind. 12 below in saranac lake. new york city n the single digits this morning. the wind chills are brutally cold this morning. one more snowmaker we'll watch develop. north dakota on into minnesota. with the blizzard warning conditions this morning. but it's february, and every bit of it. josh? >> thank you, sam. paula faris, now, here with the top stories. >>> everyone is wondering what in the world is going on at the pump these days. we begin with something we all need that is getting a whole lot more expensive. the experts are not sure why. of course, we're talking gasoline. a new report finds that gasoline prices have skyrocketed by 42 cents a gallon in just the last month, much of that increase in the last few days
since february stopping in a dozen cities. they can also vote to decide where oscar will visit next. it will be in phoenix on thursday and will end up in hollywood on sunday. >> that is less than a week away. our live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. be sthour down load our app, too. streaming video are and on the red campit, it's cool. the app available for iphone, ipad and android and kindel fire. >> i'd like to win an oscar that, sounds fun. >> at least hold one. >> true. >> some changes nrt weather. >> a different start from last week making you feel the chill in the ware snow in downtown san francisco, along the bay bridge, dark clouds in the sky. traffic moving along nicely. we're picking up a long trail of moisture very little sf reaching the ground. you can see spotty showers looks like. it's moved inland over marin not the major system. take a look at the current readings there are 48 in novato ask livermore, another live view from our roof top camera here looking along embarcadero. readings 50 degrees in santa chilly out sichld rain developing during overnight hours. thunder i
as you've never seen it before. looking just like us. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline." >> good evening and thank you for joining us. tonight we begin with the twisted tale of love gone deadly wrong of today jodi arias, the young woman on trial for murder in phoenix, arizona, took the stand for a second day to try to convince a jury that when she stabbed, slashed and shot her one-time boyfriend, it was all in self-defense. but that wasn't always her story. she faces the possibility of the death penalty. abc has this report for the series, crime and punishment. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> it is the level equivalent of a hail mary pass. the defense attorneys almost never want to put a client on the stand. when that client is an admitted killer and a serial liar, there isn't much choice. >> how are you feeling right now? >> nervous. >> jodi arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. the 30-year-old mormon businessman was stabbed 27 times. his throat was slit and he was s
. tonight highway 38 from big bear city to red lands is open only for those with identification. route 18 and other main roads in that area have reopened. >>> a memorial is set for tomorrow for the riverside police officer christopher dorner is accused of killing last week. governor brown will attend the service for michael crane. police say hoe was gunned down in an ambush last thursday. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. he was 34 years old. we want to retrace this week long manhunt. it started on february 3rd when the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiancee were shot to death in a parking garage in irvine. and then on wednesday a man matching dorner's description tried to steal a boat from a san diego marina. an 80-year-old man was tied up, but not injured. and then early in the morning in corona they chased a vehicle they believe to be dorner. a few minutes later a gunman believed to be dorner ambushed two riverside police officers and killing one officer and then critically injuring the other. later the same day, authorities found dorner's burned out pick
barricades. tonight highway 38 from big bear city to red lands is open only for those with identification. route 18 and other main roads in that area have reopened. >>> a memorial is set for tomorrow for the riverside police officer christopher dorner is accused of killing last week. governor brown will attend the service for michael crane. police say hoe was in down in an ambush last thursday. crane leaves behind a wife and two young children. he was 34 years old. we want to retrace this week long manhunt. it started on february 3rd when the daughter of the former lapd captain and her fiancee were shot to death in a parking garage in irvine. and then on wednesday a man matching dorner's description tried to steal a boat from a san diego marina. an 80-year-old man was tied up, but not injured. and then early in the morning in corona they chased a vehicle they believe to be dorner. a few minutes later a gunman believed to be dorner ambushed two riverside police officers and killing one officer and then critically injuring the other. later the same authorities fo authorities found dorner's
in san jose. low 60s at redwood city. downtown, 61 degrees tomorrow, 65 in santa rosa, napa and sonoma. on near east bay, 61 in oakland. 64 in concord here is the accu-weather forecast. mild conditions and dry. we'll see clouds on saturday. clouds late next week wednesday, thursday. by thursday, high temperatures climbing into upper 60s to over 70. >> spring like weather continues. >> i like it. >> thank you. >> up next a san francisco bakery reaches a settlement. bakery reaches a settlement. >> it is a historic casean) 3 dg to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> a minor earthquake centered in the north bay. strong enough tosp71c be built t too weak to do began. >>c÷,5x a restaurant in ch
a chase through the city. sky 7hd followed the police pursuit near 86th avenue and olive street about 8:30. the suspects hoped out of the car and they took off running. the car was still rolling as police followed with guns drawn. police have not said what lead to the chase or if they have any suspects in custody. >>> relatives of two cyclists thought to be missing in peru were thought to talk to the couple tomorrow. they haven't been heard from for more than a month. their family went public with the concern they met with foul play, but today the government officials in peru announced they were found. abc7 news reporter john alston has the latest. >> reporter: they are alive and well according to peruvian authorities. the minister of foreign trade and tourism told abc7 news this afternoon that the couple was seen by an official of the national police examine local residence. >> so the three of them are going by boat. >> reporter: the oakland couple's latest excursion is a two-day trip on the napo river on the border with ecuador. >> we have been visiting very small villages in the jung
news bay area. >>> developing news, an oakland police search f people a chase through the city. sky 7hd followed the police pursuit near 86th avenue and olive street about 8:30. the suspects hoped out of the car and they took off running. the car was still rolling as police followed with guns drawn. police have not said what lead to the chase or if they have any suspects in custody. >>> relatives of two cyclists thought to be missing in peru were thought to talk to the couple tomorrow. they haven't been heard from for more than a month. their family went public with the concern they met with foul play, but today the government officials in peru announced they were found. abc7 news reporter john alston has the latest. >> reporter: they are alive and well according to peruvian authorities. the minister of foreign trade and tourism told abc7 news this afternoon that the couple was seen by an official of the national police examine local residence. >> so the three of them are going by boat. >> reporter: the oakland couple's latest excursion is a two-day trip on the napo river on the border
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